December 13th, 2010

The 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America

They are the great American invention. And there has never been a better time to drink them than now. We traveled 34,462 miles and sipped 400 gin fizzes, Manhattans, and Gibsons with one goal—to compile the first ranking of the nation’s best cocktail bars.

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August 15th, 2009

Esquire Magazine’s Best Bars in America

With Clover Club, the modern cocktail bar enters its next generation, the one that does everything good the previous one did, but without waving its arms around and shouting “Hey, lookit me!”

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August 1st, 2009

Clover Club listed as Cocktail Expert

The 2009/2010 Zagat Nightlife guide is out and Clover Club has received top honors as a Cocktail Expert with an overall rating of 25.


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October 13th, 2008

A trip to Brooklyn’s Clover Club worth effort

Rise of cocktail culture. New crop of bars become the alcoholic equivalent of fine dining. Continue Reading »

April 9th, 2009

Eat Out Awards 2009: Best New Cocktail Lounge

“In a year of incredible cocktail talent, you chose Julie Reiner’s throwback potables as the ones to beat. They’re so dangerously quaffable—the egg-white-addled Ramos Gin Fizz is about as easy to down as a bowl of whipped cream—that we’re surprised you could see straight enough to vote. Clover Club 210 Smith St between Baltic and Butler Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-855-7939)”

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July 2nd, 2008

Dining Briefs

“The more serious the cocktail the more fun the night out: this is the guiding principle of the Clover Club, a Smith Street bar that serves what are now known as pre-Prohibition drinks, a professorial assortment of fizzes, smashes, swizzles and sours.”

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July 15th, 2008

Dark Design: The Clover Club

“The original pub (short for “public”) leveled society’s strata of intelligentsia, wealthy, witty, and common … hence its popularity. One thousand years of common drinking history supported conversation from the substantive to the flippant.”

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April 21st, 2009

Month of brunches: Clover Club

Sadly I was felled by a cold last week and couldn’t make it out to brunch this past weekend. Instead, here’s a write up of my visit to the Clover Club the weekend prior.

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April 9th, 2009

Behind the Bar

Tips for a successful night on the town, from Clover Club cocktail maven Julie Reiner and Saturday Night Live’s Casey Wilson.

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